Tyinstl saidShare your wisdom with us younger guys. Tell us about a mistake you've made, and what you learned from it. Try to be specific, and avoid platitudes like "live life to the fullest". We'd like to be able to use what you tell us.
Good advise here, all of it.
Education, paramount to any future you can never have enough, that 401K won't feed itself. Party sparingly, it kills brain cells and causes wrinkles. Make a plan, nobody ever achieved greatness without one. Choose your friends carefully, there is no shortage of people who want company whilst sitting in the mud, identify and eliminate them without prejudice. Always leave loved ones with loving words. Be active in charity, it keeps you grounded and helps remind you that goodness is not a soundbite but something that feeds the soul. Don't look too hard at the past, your not going there. Be dedicated, it carry's it's own rewards. Be brave, put yourself out there, far less recriminations. Be honorable, do what you say you will do without exception, it breeds respect. Be ambitious, set your goals high and settle for nothing less. Don't take yourself too seriously, if you can't laugh at yourself from time to time you are a moving target. Make time for you, an hour a day stay fit will pay off in ways you can't imagine later in life. Travel, see the world now while your young, stay single for this part - it adds to the adventure. Don't worry about finding "Mr. Right", it will happen when it's supposed to happen. When "Mr. Right" does finally come along, be smart enough to stop while your ahead. If you have the desire to be a parent I highly recommend it, but be aware you will forever have a piece of your heart wandering outside your body. Trust is not fairy dust, be careful how you use it, and who you give it to. Lies are the pavement to an ugly finish. Truth is always best. The fencepost between the two is dangerous and has cost many men their balls. Never drive drunk. Never RIDE with someone who is drunk. Assume nothing.
As you go along through life, it's nice to have nice things - to live well, and be surrounded by people you love that love you back. In the end, the only thing you'll carry forward. The rest is simply props and set decoration. Try and keep that in focus.
Thus ends my Yoda moment for today.